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#10397 Pablo Picasso

What a sad fate for a painter who loves blondes, but who refrains from putting them in his picture because they don’t go with the basket of fruit! What misery for a painter who hates apples to be obliged to use them all the time because they go with the cloth! I put everything I love in my pictures. So much the worse for the things, they have only to arrange themselves with one another. .

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#10398 Pablo Picasso

Formerly pictures used to move towards completion in progressive stages. Each day would bring something new. A picture was a sum of additions. With me, picture is a sum of destructions. I do a picture, then I destroy it. But in the long run nothing is lost; the red that I took away from one place turns up somewhere else. .

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#10399 Pablo Picasso

It would be very curious to record by means of photographs, not the stage of the picture, but its metamorphoses. Perhaps one would perceive the path taken by the mind in order to put its dreams into a concrete form. But what is really very curious is to observe that fundamentally the picture does not change, that despite appearances the initial vision remains almost intact. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about dreams
#10400 Pablo Picasso

I would like to manage to prevent people from ever seeing how a picture of mine has been done. What can it possibly matter? What I want is that the only thing emanating from my pictures should be emotion. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about people
#10401 Pablo Picasso

Abstract art is only painting. And what’s so dramatic about that? There is no abstract art. One must always begin with something. Afterwards one can remove all semblance of reality; there is no longer any danger as the idea of the object has left an indelible imprint. It is the object which aroused the artist, stimulated his ideas and set of his emotions. These ideas and emotions will be imprisoned in his work for good... Whether he wants it or not, man is the instrument of nature; she imposes on him character and appearance. In my paintings of Dinard, as in my paintings of Purville, I have given expression to more or less the same vision... You cannot go against nature. She is stronger than the strongest of men. We can permit ourselves some liberties, but in details only. .

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#10402 Pablo Picasso

Neither is there figurative and non-figurative art. All things appear to us in the shape of forms. Even in metaphysics ideas are expressed by forms, well then think how absurd it would be to think of painting without the imagery of forms. A figure, an object, a circle, are forms; they affect us more or less intensely. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about art
#10403 Pablo Picasso

Do you think it interests me that this painting represents two figures? These two figures existed, they exist no more. The sight of them gave me an initial emotion, little by little their real presence grew indistinct they became a fiction for me, then they disappeared, or rather, were turned into problems of all kinds. For me they are no longer two figures but shapes and colours, don’t misunderstand me, shapes and colours, though, that sum up the idea of the two figures and preserve the vibration of their existence. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about pain
#10404 Pablo Picasso

When we did Cubist paintings, our intention was not to produce Cubist paintings but to express what was within us. No one laid down a course of action for us, and our friends the poets followed our endeavour attentively but they never dictated it to us. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about pain
#10405 Pablo Picasso

The academic teaching on beauty is false. We have been misled, but so completely misled that we can no longer find so much as a shadow of a truth again. The beauties of the Parthenon, the Venuses, the Nymphs, the Narcisusses, are so many lies. Art is not the application of a canon of beauty, but what the instinct and the brain can conceive independently of that canon... To tell the truth the Parthenon is only a truss on which a roof has been placed. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about truth
#10406 Pablo Picasso

It is not what the artist does that counts. But what he is.would never have interested me if he had lived and thought like Jacques- .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about art
#10407 Pablo Picasso

Everyone wants to understand painting. Why don’t they try to understand the song of the birds? Why do they love a night, a flower, everything which surrounds man, without attempting to understand them? Whereas where painting is concerned, they want to understand. Let them understand above all that the artist works from necessity; that he, too, is a minute element of the world to whom one should ascribe no more importance than so many things in nature which charm us but which we do not explain to ourselves. Those who attempt to explain a picture are on the wrong track most of the time. Gertrude Stein, overjoyed, told me some time ago that she had finally understood what my picture represented: three musicians. It was a still-life! .

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#10408 Pablo Picasso

How can you expect a beholder to experience my picture as I experienced it? A picture comes to me a long time beforehand; who knows how long a time beforehand, I sensed, saw, and painted it and yet the next day even I do not understand what I have done. How can anyone penetrate my dreams, my instincts, my desires, my thought, which have taken a long time to fashion themselves and come to the surface, above all to grasp what I put there, perhaps involuntary? .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about dreams
#10409 Pablo Picasso

Art is not made to decorate rooms. It is an offensive weapon in the defense against the enemy. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about enemy
#10410 Pablo Picasso

Accidents, try to change them - it's impossible. The accidental reveals man. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about change
#10411 Pablo Picasso

The artist is a receptacle for emotions derived from anywhere: from the sky, from the earth, from a piece of paper, from a passing figure, from a spider’s web. This is ’s web. This is why one must not make a distinction between things. For them there are no aristocratic quarterings. One must take things where one finds them. .

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#10412 Pablo Picasso

[Speaking of computers] But they are useless. They can only give you answers. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about you
#10413 Pablo Picasso

It means nothing to me. I have no opinion about it, and I don't care. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about care
#10414 Pablo Picasso

For a long time I limited myself to one colour — as a form of discipline. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about time
#10415 Pablo Picasso

People who try to explain pictures are usually barking up the wrong tree. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about wrong
#10416 Pablo Picasso

Painting isn't an aesthetic operation; it's a form of magic designed as mediator between this strange hostile world and us. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about world
#10417 Pablo Picasso

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. .

Pablo Picasso Quotes about learn
#10418 Pablo Picasso

I do not seek, I find. .

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#23559 Salvador Dali

It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself. .

Salvador Dali Quotes about self
#23560 Salvador Dali

What is an elegant ? An elegant woman is a woman who despises you and who has no hair under her arms. .

Salvador Dali Quotes about man
#23561 Salvador Dali

It is notfor the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself. .

Salvador Dali Quotes about self
#23562 Salvador Dali

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#23563 Salvador Dali

Drawing is the honesty of the . There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. .

Salvador Dali Quotes about honesty
#23564 Salvador Dali

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to awas obviously a ; the first to repeat it was possibly an . .

Salvador Dali Quotes about man
#23566 Salvador Dali

I like it, murder, because this is courage. It is anti-bourgeois. Murder is closer to heaven, because after becoming remords de conscience, one prays, one opens the sky, and the angels say, “Good morning!” .

Salvador Dali Quotes about science
#23567 Salvador Dali

Ah, UNESCO is the most garbage. Any kind of organization for the good will of the people is impossible. It is necessary for the contrary. Young people need plenty of difficulties to achieve something, you know? If you receive a little money for this, a little money for that, everything becomes mediocre, and collapses ig-no-min-i-ously! .

Salvador Dali Quotes about people
#23568 Salvador Dali

You know the worst thing is . Freedom of any kind is the worst for . You know, Dal .

Salvador Dali Quotes about freedom
#23569 Salvador Dali

Every morning upon awakening, I experience a supreme pleasure: that of being Salvador Dal .

Salvador Dali Quotes about experience
#23570 Salvador Dali

Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic. .

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#23571 Salvador Dali

Ever since the French revolution there has developed a vicious, cretinizing tendency to consider a genius (apart from his work) as a human being more or less the same in every sense as other ordinary mortals. This is wrong. And if this is wrong for me, the genius of the greatest spiritual order or our day, a true modern genius, it is even more wrong when applied to those who incarnated the almost divine genius of the Renaissance, such as Raphael. .

Salvador Dali Quotes about art
#23572 Salvador Dali

The daily life of a genius, his sleep, his digestion, he ecstasies, his nails, his colds, his blood, his life and death are essentially different from the rest of mankind. .

Salvador Dali Quotes about life
#23573 Salvador Dali

Democratic governments are not suited to the publication of the thunderous revelations I am in the habit of making. The unpublished parts will appear later ... when Europe will have restored its traditional monarchies. .

Salvador Dali Quotes about art
#23574 Salvador Dali

I was never capable of being an average pupil. I would either seem refractory to any teaching and give the impression of being completely dumb or I would fling myself on my work with a frenzy, a patience, and a willingness to learn that astonished everybody. But to awaken my zeal, it was necessary to offer me something I liked. Once my appetite had been whetted, I became ravenously hungry. .

Salvador Dali Quotes about work
#23575 Salvador Dali

I categorically refused to consider the surrealists as just another literary and artistic group. I believed they were capable of liberating man from the tyranny of the “practical, rational world.” I was going to become theof the irrational. I, the obsessed rationalist, was the only one who knew what I wanted: I was not going to submit to irrationality for its own sake, to the narcissist and passive irrationality others practiced. I would do completely the opposite. I would fight for the “conquest of the irrational.” In the meantime my friends would let themselves be overwhelmed by the irrational, succumbing, like so many others, Nietzsche included, to that romantic weakness. .

Salvador Dali Quotes about time
#23576 Salvador Dali

Someone like myself, who claimed to be a real madman, living and organized with a Pythagorean precision ... .

Salvador Dali Quotes about living
#23577 Salvador Dali

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them. .

Salvador Dali Quotes about nature
#23578 Salvador Dali

Don’t bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid. .

Salvador Dali Quotes about hate
#23579 Salvador Dali

I think that the sweetest freedom for a man on earth consists in being able to live, if he likes, without having the need to work. .

Salvador Dali Quotes about freedom
#23580 Salvador Dali

If you refuse to study anatomy, the arts of drawing and perspective, the mathematics of aesthetics, and the science of color, let me tell you that this is more a sign of laziness than of genius. .

Salvador Dali Quotes about science
#23581 Salvador Dali

Begin by drawing and painting like the old masters. After that do as you see fit—you will always be respected. .

Salvador Dali Quotes about pain
#28854 Vincent van Gogh

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#28855 Vincent van Gogh

Apicture is equivalent to a good . .

Vincent van Gogh Quotes about good
#28856 Vincent van Gogh

Theis an for me. I can't put it off... .

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#28857 Vincent van Gogh

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#28858 Vincent van Gogh

I felt my energy revive, and said to myself, In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing. From that moment everything has seemed transformed for me. .

Vincent van Gogh Quotes about courage
#28859 Vincent van Gogh

Thatof the clergymen, He is for me asas a doornail. But am I anfor all that? The clergymen consider me as such — be it so; but I , and how could Ilove if I did not , and if others did not live, and then, if we live, there is somethingin that. Now call that , or or whatever you like, but there is something which I cannot define , though it is very much alive and very , and see, that is , or asas God. To believe in God for me is to feel that there is a God, not a dead one, or a stuffed one, but a living one, who with irresistible force urges us toward aimer encore; that is my . .

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